Diego Costa has been offered two potential loan moves from La Liga duo Deportivo La Coruna and Real Betis, according to reports.
Even when the Premier League season was in full flow – Brazilian born Spanish international Costa was linked with a summer return to Atletico Madrid.
And, with the move struggling to take off the ground due to the Spanish club’s transfer ban, talks of a proposed six month loan deal with AC Milan have surfaced.
Talks are now said to have stalled with the Italian giants, and whilst Costa is away from Stamford Bridge enjoying an extended summer break – no deal is close.
Whilst the striker is determined to remain in Brazil until a move is forged, Chelsea have told his representatives that he must return to the training ground and have fined him £300,000.
And, following no response from the players camp, it is now understood that legal action will be taken with officials at the London based club contacting their solicitors on Wednesday afternoon.
With time running out in the summer transfer window, it is now being reported by La Voz de Galicia that both Depor and Betis have told Chelsea and Costa’s camp that they would be willing to take him on loan.
The 28-year-old scored 20 Premier League goals last season, but the arrival of former Juventus and Real Madrid man Alvaro Morata has pushed his starting place to one side.
Costa is desperate for first team football as he looks to be part of Spain’s 2018 World Cup squad.